Tax Advantage Giving

Your Legacy to Others Starts with Planned Giving

Raleigh Rescue Mission serves the homeless through the generosity of compassionate people like you. As a partner in our ministry, you help ensure our restorative and life changing services will continue meeting the needs of homeless men, women and children in the Raleigh area.  

And now, you can extend your support through a legacy gift, a planned gift.

Simple Ways to Offer Planned Gifts:

Bequest Through Will—Via your will, make a bequest to Raleigh Rescue Mission of a dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or a specified property.  Consider leaving a legacy of faith by adding a Christian preamble to your will.  Click here for more information and an example of a Christian preamble. 

Gift of Life Insurance—Make the Mission a beneficiary on part or all of your life insurance policy. You can receive a tax deduction for the value of the gift, reducing your income tax liability the year of the gift.

Retirement Account—You can receive estate tax savings when you designate Raleigh Rescue Mission as a beneficiary.

Gift of Appreciated Stock, Bonds or Mutual Funds—Avoid capital gains taxes and receive a tax deduction for the value of your gift for up to 30% of your contribution base.  Bonds and mutual funds are similar to appreciated stock in their tax treatment. All State, municipal and U.S. government bonds welcome.

Life Estate in Home—Gift your house or farm to Raleigh Rescue Mission and reap estate tax advantages. Donors can often continue living in the homes they gift for the rest of their lives. Due to special tax considerations and the possible impact on our operations, check with us first before giving property valued at $500 or more. You can contact our director of development, Bruce Storer, at

Charitable Remainder Trust—Select the rate of return from these income arrangements and choose a fixed or fluctuating annual payment. Capital gains taxes can be avoided and you’ll receive a deduction based on the age of the income recipient and the rate of return.

Charitable Lead Trust—Transfer your assets (cash or securities) to a trust that will pay income to Raleigh Rescue Mission for a specified amount of time. At the time period’s end, the trust terminates and the assets are given to whoever you name. Your income tax deduction will be based annually on payments made to the charity. 

Have you already remembered Raleigh Rescue Mission with a legacy gift?  Please let us know so we can say thank you!  If not, please contact Bruce Storer, Director of development to learn more. You can contact him at

Please check with your attorney or financial planner before making planned gifts to Raleigh Rescue Mission.

Giving Through Your Company

Matching Gifts Many companies currently match their employee’s gifts to Raleigh Rescue Mission. If your workplace is not on this list, ask if they will match your gift anyway. Many will accommodate your request. Your impact will be doubled instantly.

Christian Preamble 137.29 KB